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Past Simple / Present Perfect



PAST SIMPLE / PRESENT PERFECT

  1. Here are your shoes; I_________(just clean) them.
  2. I____(leave) home at 8.00 and ______(get) her at twelve.
  3. He______(just go) out.
  4. He_________(go) out ten minutes ago.
  5. I_______(meet) him last June.
  6. The concert________(begin) at 2.30 and _____(last) for two hours. Everyone_______(enjoy) it very much.
  7. The play________(just begin).You are a little late.
  8. The actors ________(arrive) yesterday and _______(start) rehearsalsearly this morning.
  9. Cervantes________(write) Don Quixote.
  10. I__________(write) the letter, but I can't find a stamp.
  11. A:____you____(have) breakfast yet? B: Yes, I____(have) it at 8.00.
  12. ____you____(see) the moon last night?
  13. We_______(miss) the bus. Now we'll have to walk.
  14. He_______(break) his leg in a skiing accident last year.
  15. A: ______the newspaper ______(come)? B:Yes, Ann is reading it.
  16. I can't go out because _________I (not finish) my work.
  17. A: I______(never drink) whisky. B: Well, have some now.
  18. A: When___he____(arrive)? B: He________( arrive) at 2.00.
  19. A: I_____(fly) over Loch Ness last week. B: ______you_____(see) the Loch Ness monster?
  20. My brother_______(write) several plays. He ________(just finish) his second tragedy.
  21. Shakespeare______(write) a lot of plays.

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Used to/Get used to/Be used to

‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’
‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ Students have difficulties in making distinction between used to + infinitive and be/get used to + ‘ing’ form because they look similar. As a matter of fact, they are totally different.

‘used to + infinitive’

Used to is for things that happened in the past and have no connectivity to present:

Peter used to smoke three cigarettes a day. My boyfriend used to drink a lot of coffee during sleepless nights. Sarah and her mother used to go out for a walk every day. Negative form is ( odrični oblik je) : didn't ( did not) use to: I didn't use to smoke before.
Question form is (upitni oblik je) : Did she (subject)  use to..? Did she use to drink a lot of coffee?

As you may guess you can not use 'used to' in the present. To talk about present habits we use the present simple and an adverb of frequency (usually, always, often, never, etc.)

e.g. I often eat at the Japanese restaurant in the city c…